National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development

National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development

National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development ( NIPCCD), 5 – Siri Institutional Area, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, is an autonomous organization under the aegis of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, was established in the year 1966 under the Society Registration Act, 1860 in New Delhi. The Institute has set up four Regional Centres at Guwahati (1978), Bengaluru (1980), Lucknow (1982), and Indore (2001) to cater to region-specific requirements across the country. It has been functioning as an apex Institution for training of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) functionaries since 1975. The ICDS Scheme represents one of the world’s largest and most unique programmes for early childhood care and development. The Institute, as a nodal resource agency, has also been entrusted with the responsibility of training and capacity-building of functionaries at the national- and regional-level under the new Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS). The Institute has two main constitutional bodies namely, the General Body and the Executive Council. While the General Body is responsible for formulating overall policies of the Institute, the Executive Council is responsible for management and administration of the Institute. Both these bodies have representation of government and voluntary organizations. The Minister of Women and Child Development, under whose administrative control the Institute is placed, is the President of the General Body. The President of the General Body is also the Chairperson of the Executive Council.

The objectives of the Institute are to: develop and promote voluntary action in social development; promote and develop relevant need-based programmes in pursuance of the National Policy for Children; evolve measures for coordination between governmental and voluntary action in social development; develop framework and perspective for organizing children’s programmes through governmental and voluntary efforts; and establish liaison with international and regional agencies, research institutions, universities and technical bodies engaged in activities similar to those of the Institute.

The services offered by the institute in the area of social welfare and research for women and children of our country are widely known and well appreciated. The Institute will continue to maintain its traditional areas of strength and is fully geared to excel further. Much has been achieved and even more shall be undertaken in these areas in the best possible manner. Help us to achieve more with your suggestions after going through these electronic pages. Thank you for sparing your valuable time to visit our website.


To act as a think tank, catalyst and inventor of child rights, child protection and child development programmes by pursuing capacity building of child development functionaries, research and evaluation, networking, consultancy and advisory services as well as provision of specialised services through inter-disciplinary teams.


NIPCCD is to be seen as an Institute of Global repute in child rights, child protection and child development.


The major functions of the Institute are to:

  1. conduct, promote, sponsor and collaborate in research and evaluation studies in voluntary action and in child development;
  2. review programmes for children in the light of the National Policy for children;
  3. review voluntary action in social development;
  4. identify problems and needs in the area of voluntary action and child development and suggest approaches to meet them;
  5. organise and sponsor training programmes/orientation courses and workshops/seminars/conferences for personnel in government service (including higher level Government Staff) and voluntary sector engaged in social action, child development and allied activities;
  6. serve as a clearing house for information pertaining to child development and voluntary action and to organize for the purpose, services for documentation, storage of information, preparation of inventories of research studies, preparation of directories of organizations and publications;
  7. advise the Central and State Governments and its agencies, and various other institutions, in the further development and implementation of policies for child development and voluntary action;
  8. provide technical service facilities to government and voluntary organizations in the formulation and implementation of programmes of child development and voluntary action;
  9. establish liaison with research institutions, universities and other bodies engaged in studies and activities which relate to the development of the child and voluntary action, and undertake collaborative arrangements;
  10. do all such other lawful deeds as are conducive or incidental to the attainment of the above objects.

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